Well, 2022 is here! To start the new year off with a bang, we’re sharing some of our favourite resources for eCommerce professionals – a swiss army knife of podcasts, publications and communities. That way, while you’re busy putting your strategy into practice, you can still keep a finger on the pulse of what’s going on in the world of eCommerce – where, we can all agree, there’s rarely a dull moment!
eCommerce veteran Chloe Thomas hosts this weekly podcast, where she has meaningful conversations with well-known retailers and industry experts sharing advice on everything from selling an eCommerce business to subscription models, with a particular focus on growth.
SHAMELESS PLUG: Listen back to Scurri CEO Rory O’Connor’s 2020 interview with Chloë on how using delivery data can help boost customer experience here.
USA meets UK in this hugely successful podcast, co-hosted by Amazon authority Michael Veazey and Udemy’s most popular Shopify instructor, Jason Miles. The aim of the podcast is to empower business owners to acquire eight vital eCommerce trade skills, including team management, business ethics, traffic strategies, and more.
They also sprinkle episodes with weekly helpings of their series The 32 Habits Of Ecommerce Rainmakers, sharing three takeaway tips for entrepreneurs.
As the name would suggest, the Irish Tech News Podcast covers more than eCommerce, with fintech, cyber security, and AI as just some of the recurring themes explored. It’s this broad range of tech topics that makes the podcast a must-listen for online brands, with insight that can be applied to various areas of business – e.g. carbon neutrality, machine learning, employee burnout, and much more.
A podcast by boutique Facebook and Instagram ad agency, Uppercase Brands, DTC WTF is all about mistakes. No, really, it is. Host, Jake Sucoff talks to eCommerce founders about the biggest challenges they’ve ever faced, and more importantly, the lessons they learned along the way. As we all know that the road to success is never a straight line, this podcast is incredibly refreshing in its no-holds-barred approach to talking openly about mistakes in business and putting them right.
eCommerce entrepreneur, Andrew Youderian hosts this weekly podcast that focuses on giving light-hearted, actionable advice on how to grow an online eCommerce business, with the help of industry experts. With episodes looking at what to do when suppliers raise your prices, and how to manage a warehouse-based business remotely, it’s certainly one to subscribe to in 2022.
Trade association, IMRG is a treasure trove of industry reports, expert insight, and best practices on all aspects of eCommerce, including cross border commerce, checkout optimisation, multichannel, payments, you name it. Membership is required to access exclusive benchmarking data and industry events, but there’s still plenty of really valuable content for retailers to be found on IMRG’s free blog.
Modern Retail is another great source of inspiration for retailers covering topics from sourcing products to marketing, management, and in-store selling. You’ll also find the latest industry news and a directory of useful links for independent retailers. Modern Retail is also responsible for the ‘Good Retail Awards’ – celebrating retailers who make a positive impact on the industry.
Logistics Manager is a fantastic resource for supply chain managers. The online magazine covers everything from international logistics to health & safety, as well as robotics and innovation, picking and sortation – no logistical stone is left unturned. Readers can also subscribe to free weekly/daily newsletters for regular industry insights.
SHAMELESS PLUG: Check out Tamebay’s recent article on AGVs vs AMRs with commentary from Rose Power, Head of Operations at Scurri
If you’re a brand that sells on marketplaces, Tamebay is definitely one to bookmark in your browser. You’ll find all of the latest Amazon, eBay news on the Tamebay blog, as well as advice on how to best utilise marketplaces as a bonafide sales channel for your brand (without cannibalising your own online store in the process).
SHAMELESS PLUG: Check out Tamebay’s recent article about the supply chain crisis, with commentary from Rory O’Connor.
Dubbed as ‘the most engaged DTC community in the world’ with over 1000 members and counting, DTC Fam was founded by Kristen LaFrance, Head of Resilient Retail at Shopify. Kristen created the community to connect with top direct-to-consumer brands around the world. Her weekly newsletter ‘RoundUp’ features conversations and shares valuable knowledge from brands and retailers – definitely one to subscribe to.
With over 8,000 members, the official Shopify Plus Facebook community group is a place for Shopify Plus merchants to share their business experiences. With strict rules against self-promotion and talking politics, this isn’t a forum for technical questions, but rather a place to network, collaborate, and help grow your business.
If you’re looking for tips and hacks on product sourcing, email marketing, social media marketing, or general eCommerce tips, the eCommerce Elites Mastermind Facebook group is well worth joining. With over 110,000 members worldwide, the group is run by brothers Steve and Evan Tan, Founders of Super Tan Bros, and speakers at the biggest marketing and eCommerce events around the world.
And it goes without saying (but we’re going to say it anyway) to keep an eye on the Scurri blog, as well as our company LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter accounts for everything you need to know about deliveries in eCommerce!
Talk to us today to find out how you can grow your business with Scurri handling all your eCommerce delivery needs.
Michelle McSweeney Content Marketer